Definitions for sense

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Spelling: [sens]
IPA: /sɛns/

Sense is a 5 letter English word. It's valid Scrabble word worth 5 points. It's valid Words with friends word worth 6 points.

You can make 29 anagrams from letters in sense (eenss).

Definitions for sense


  1. any of the faculties, as sight, hearing, smell, taste, or touch, by which humans and animals perceive stimuli originating from outside or inside the body:
  2. these faculties collectively.
  3. their operation or function; sensation.
  4. a feeling or perception produced through the organs of touch, taste, etc., or resulting from a particular condition of some part of the body:
  5. a faculty or function of the mind analogous to sensation:
  6. any special capacity for perception, estimation, appreciation, etc.:
  7. Usually, senses. clear and sound mental faculties; sanity:
  8. a more or less vague perception or impression:
  9. a mental discernment, realization, or recognition; acuteness:
  10. the recognition of something as incumbent or fitting:
  11. sound practical intelligence:
  12. something that is sensible or reasonable:
  13. the meaning or gist of something:
  14. the value or worth of something; merit:
  15. the meaning of a word or phrase in a specific context, especially as isolated in a dictionary or glossary; the semantic element in a word or group of words.
  16. an opinion or judgment formed or held, especially by an assemblage or body of persons:
  17. Genetics. a DNA sequence that is capable of coding for an amino acid (distinguished from nonsense).
  18. Mathematics. one of two opposite directions in which a vector may point.


  1. come to one's senses, to regain one's good judgment or realistic point of view; become reasonable.
  2. in a sense, according to one explanation or view; to a certain extent:
  3. make sense, to be reasonable or comprehensible:

verb (used with object)

  1. to perceive (something) by the senses; become aware of.
  2. to grasp the meaning of; understand.
  3. (of certain mechanical devices) to detect physical phenomena, as light, temperature, radioactivity, etc., mechanically, electrically, or photoelectrically.
  4. Computers. to read (punched holes, tape, data, etc.) mechanically, electrically, or photoelectrically.

Origin of sense

1350-1400; (noun) Middle English Latin sēnsus sensation, feeling, understanding, equivalent to sent(īre) to feel + -tus suffix of v. action, with tt > s; (v.) derivative of the noun

Examples for sense

The intention is, I tell you plainly, to mortify you into a sense of your duty.

So in that sense we have gotten close to the families that have lost loved ones, be it from one side or the other.

This is acting in every sense of the word—bringing an unevolved animal to life and making it utterly believable.

We sense the call of the human heart for fellowship, fraternity, and cooperation.

But give the Kingdom credit for its sense of mercy: The lashes will be administered only 50 at a time.

He had to sense the coming of danger before it showed its face.

“I sense that mobile games are starting to shed their skin, getting rid of all the dead things they carry around,” he says.

"Well, I'm glad you got some sense," answered the old man, grudgingly.

He distrusted his eyes, his ears, and every sense that he possessed.

It may be fun and it may get them paid, until oversaturation ruins our sense for irony and destroys the market for it.

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